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An obstruction caused by twisting of the stomach or intestine:[mass noun] ‘caecal volvulus’
- ‘Postoperatively, the patient had a distal intestinal obstruction requiring reduction of a volvulus.’
- ‘Recurrent volvulus is rare, but a second bowel obstruction due to adhesions (scar tissue build-up after any type of abdominal surgery) could occur later.’
- ‘Complications can include volvulus, intestinal obstruction, infarction, perforation, and hemorrhage.’
- ‘Causes of intestinal obstruction include volvulus, intussusception, incarcerated hernia, and postoperative adhesions.’
- ‘A volvulus was noted at the level of the terminal ileum, caused by adhesions from the cecum to the small bowel, forming a closed loop obstruction that was causing some bowel wall congestion.’
Late 17th century: modern or medieval Latin, from Latin volvere to roll.
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